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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Dec. 5

 
Dec. 5, 2016
Candlelight Vespers Sunday night
Join us as we prepare our hearts and lives for the Advent/Christmas season Sunday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. in Wartburg Chapel. Pastor Brian Beckstrom will give the homily, and Pastor Ramona Bouzard will lead worship. Music by the Wartburg Flute Choir, directed by Dominique Cawley; the Wartburg Handbell Choir, directed by Tim Schumacher; Dr. Karen Black; Psalm 149 Dance Group; and student vocalists will help prepare the way. Invite your friends, suitemates, community members, and others to join you! The service will also be streamed live on Knight Vision.
 
Request for budget-related ideas from President Colson
As I shared this fall, we need to identify $1.3 million in revenue enhancements and expense savings, with implementation occurring in the coming two years. The issues were discussed during informational budget meetings open to all faculty and staff (presentation available here). Answers to questions asked during those meetings are available here.

If you have additional ideas for new or enhanced revenues or expense savings, please share these ideas with your department head. Those ideas will be passed along to the appropriate Cabinet member. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can submit your ideas here. Although accepted at any point, ideas would be most helpful before Jan. 6, 2017.

The President’s Cabinet, working closely with the President’s Budget Advisory Council (PBAC), will review and consider all submitted ideas over the next eight weeks. Updates will be provided to the campus community via the Juice, the President’s State of the College address, and presidential forums. We expect to have all revenue enhancements and expense savings identified by the end of January 2017. Click here to read more about the budget on the InfoCenter.
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Presidential Forum schedule
The next Presidential Forum will be Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 a.m., in the Hagemann Castle Room. Dates for Winter Term forums have been set:
  • Jan. 31, 11:30 a.m. (State of the College address in McCaskey Lyceum)
  • Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m.
  • March 15, 4 p.m.
  • April 6, 4 p.m.
Emergency training exercise Monday
Representatives from the Cabinet, Campus Security, and the Waverly Police Department will be in Saemann Student Center and Mensa beginning about 7 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, to conduct a walk-through emergency training exercise. Their presence will not disrupt food service. The emergency training is being done in compliance with the Clery Act.
Cold Stone and Panda Express fundraisers
Dance Marathon is hosting a fundraising event at Cold Stone in Cedar Falls on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. Dance Marathon gets a percentage from all sales. Grab your family and friends and enjoy ice cream FOR THE KIDS!

Come on out to Panda Express in Cedar Falls from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9! You need this handout to let the cashier know you are supporting Dance Marathon. Look for the handouts on flyers around campus or email haley.melz@wartburg.edu with questions.
Christmas stocking fundraiser
The Sociology/Criminology Club is sponsoring its annual Christmas stocking fundraiser. Decorated Christmas stockings filled with goodies can be purchased for $3 and be delivered to the recipient during finals week. They can be purchased by anyone for any student, staff, or faculty member. This is a great Christmas gift and nice way of spreading the holiday cheer, especially during final exams. To place an order, please email SociologyClub@wartburg.edu with name of recipient, his/her mailbox number (if known), and a message to the recipient. Orders will be taken until Friday, Dec. 9.
24 Hours of Reality climate event
Visit the Student Life office Tuesday, Dec. 6, to experience 24 Hours of Reality, a live, around-the-world broadcast of education, presentations, music, and more to raise awareness of climate change, which will stream online at www.24hoursofreality.org/. Wartburg Sustainability is organizing a "viewing party" during regular business hours Tuesday in Student Life as part of a campus-wide effort to raise awareness.
Wartburg Symphony concert on Sunday
The Wartburg Community Symphony will honor Waverly-area veterans during its concert Sunday, Dec. 11, in Neumann Auditorium. The 3 p.m. concert, “Commemoration,” was inspired by the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Soh-Hyun Park Altino, a violin professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be the guest soloist. The concert also will feature Christmas favorites from around the world. Tickets are $16.50 for adults and $6.50 for students, available through the Wartburg College Ticket Office in Saemann Student Center or at the door. Children 5 and younger are free. Click here for concert details.
Recipes from Home
Students, faculty, and staff are asked to share their favorite recipes from home to be considered for the 2016-17 Mensa menu! Recipes for entrees, salads, ethnic dishes, vegan entrees, or sides and desserts can be emailed to shelly.geweke@wartburg.edu or dropped in the Mensa suggestion box by Friday, Jan. 13. Don’t forget to include your name and contact information for verification. Recipes chosen will be taste-tested in Mensa, and the student body will vote for their favorites. Dishes that receive a “thumbs-up” will be considered for next year’s Mensa menu.
TriByKnight triathlon registration, training
Registration is now open for the sixth annual TriByKnight triathlon May 6. Cost for the race — a 300-yard swim, 15-mile bike, and 3.1-mile run — is $45 per person or $100 for a team. (Teams can compete, and each participant can complete one leg, or someone can complete two legs.) Click here to register before the end of the month, before the price goes up. The W is offering two triathlon training courses, including one focused on the swimming portion only. The 12-week Triathlon Training program begins Feb. 8. Our Triathlon Swim Clinic is Sunday, Feb. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Click here to learn more about these programs.
Interested in singing gospel music?
All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to sing in a Gospel Choir at the King Celebration 2017, Sunday, Jan. 15, during Sunday Worship in the Wartburg Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Only four practices are involved. Email Krystal Madlock or Ramona Bouzard if interested.
KNIGHTtime User Group meeting minutes
KNIGHTtime User Group meeting minutes are available on the InfoCenter.
Thank you from Holiday Shoppe
From everyone in the Social Work Club and Social Work Department, we would like to thank those who donated this year through a monetary donation or by giving a gift to make a child's Christmas great. We look forward to next year’s Holiday Shoppe! 
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Service learning on campus
Faculty, thank you for bringing service-learning opportunities to our students. Please consider showcasing the work being done in your classrooms as part of a special service-learning display during MLK Week in January. If you have final projects, posters, PowerPoints, or papers that you and your students are willing to share, please email Kristin Teig Torres or call 352-8709.
Festival of Trees in CTC
The Wartburg-Waverly Festival of Trees will brighten the first-floor hallway of the Classroom Technology Center now through Thursday, Dec. 15. It will be open to the public daily, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Click here for details.
See past announcements
Visit the InfoCenter to see previous editions of The Juice for details on the following:
  • New shuttle program for student travel
  • Websites to bookmark
  • New way to make maintenance requests
  • KnightVision streaming schedule
ATHLETIC TRAVEL
 
Basketball
Wednesday, Dec. 7: Men’s JV basketball will depart at 1 p.m. for Coe College in Cedar Rapids

Wednesday, Dec. 7: Men’s and women’s basketball will depart at 3 p.m. for Coe College in Cedar Rapids
Upcoming Events

Festival of Trees
Through Dec. 15
8 a.m.-9 p.m. daily

Dance Marathon: Cold Stone fundraiser
Dec. 7


Presidential Forum
Dec. 8


Christmas Open House at Greenwood
Dec. 8

Dance Marathon: Panda Express fundraiser
Dec. 9

December Commencement
Dec. 11

Symphony concert
Dec. 11

Candlelight Vespers
Dec. 11

Study night breakfast
Dec. 12

Project for Peace meeting
Jan. 10

King Celebration 2017
Jan. 15

Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.
 

ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER
The Juice is a weekly e-newsletter sent Mondays to communicate campus news and events. Most announcements will run twice, then continue to be available in the Information Center.

TO SUBMIT AN ITEM
The deadline for submissions each week is 4 p.m. Thursday. Send items to juice@wartburg.edu. Please keep your submitted item short—no longer than one paragraph—and let us know if your item is for students, faculty/staff, or both audiences. Direct questions or comments to Stephanie Boeding, communication specialist for Marketing & Communication, at ext. 8760.

 
 
SPIRITUAL LIFE & CAMPUS MINISTRY
 
December Commencement and Sunday worship
December Commencement/Sunday Worship will be Sunday, Dec. 11, at 10:30 a.m. in Wartburg Chapel. The Rev. Larry Trachte '66, professor emeritus of religion, will deliver the commencement address. Music will be provided by Dr. Karen Black and the Wartburg Flute Choir, directed by Professor Dominique Cawley. Come worship with our December graduates and their families!
Weekday Chapel services this week
Weekday Chapel services are held each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:15-10:35 a.m. in the Wartburg Chapel, and are a brief opportunity to gather with students, staff, and faculty to reflect on God and faith. Upcoming speakers:
  • Monday, Dec. 5 – Professor Allan Bernard, Assistant Professor of Business Administratio
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7 – Pastor Ramona Bouzard
  • Friday, Dec. 9 – Tyler Hoey ’17
Volunteers needed for children's Christmas party
Volunteers are needed for Foster & Adoptive Child Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec. 11, 4-6 p.m. at Fredsville Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls. Come and hang out with fostered and adopted kids, help them do crafts, play games, and decorate cookies. Email anna.askegaard@wartburg.edu to sign up or for more information.
Sanctuary on Wednesday
Expect a relaxed time of Bible study, fellowship, worship band music, prayers, and communion. Sanctuary takes place at 9 p.m. each Wednesday in Chapel Commons (basement). Come by at 8:45 for snacks and conversation.
Faith and Life Groups
Faith and Life Groups are opportunities for students to share fellowship with other believers. There are multiple groups taking place at different times, places, and locations on campus. Click here to see more information about all of the Faith and Life Group meeting times. 
 
EDUCATION/JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
 
See openings on Knightlink
Student employment positions are available on Knightlink. Questions regarding these positions or Knightlink can be directed to Abbie Raum, student employment coordinator, at 352-8350.
Urban Studies internships
The Urban Studies Program at Wartburg West in Denver, Colorado, and Des Moines Urban Studies are taking applications NOW for internships that are a part of those programs. Please contact Jo Dorrance for details.
 
PERSONNEL
 
Welcome (new arrivals and changes)
Jessica Mrzlak, Dining Services cook, Nov. 7
Abriel Dixon, full-time retail coordinator, The Wartburg Store, Oct. 2
 
PROFESSIONAL NOTES
 
Five Humanities students presented at the Midwest Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities, which was founded at Wartburg, on Nov. 12 at Central College in Pella. Attending sponsoring faculty were Dr. Amy Nolan, Dr. Zak Montgomery and Professor Yvonne Losch. 
  • Gabrielle Calease Fox '17: "Superheroes are Teachers: Viewing Watchmen as Social Literature”
  • Dailen Folkedahl '17: "Reproductive Health of U.S. Latinas in the 20th Century: Public Policy and Historical Contributions"
  • Samantha Feller '17: "A Cultural and Medical Analysis of Diabetes in Latinas in the U.S.”
  • Tyler Amick '17: "American Empire in the Arctic”
  • Samantha Ribble '17: "Contemporary Culture of Bonn, Germany”

Dr. Kunihiko Terasawa, assistant professor of world religions, was an organizer for the Cedar Valley Interfaith Council’s Service of Prayer for Our Leaders on Nov. 13 in Waterloo. The Cedar Valley’s faith communities of Jewish, Muslim, Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern religion gathered together to pray for our elected leaders at the local, state, national, and world levels, asking for mutual respect and acceptance of diversity. Dr. Terasawa offered Tao Te Ching’s passage for meditation and a Buddhist prayer for the community at the service. A number of Wartburg students, faculties, and staffs also participated for community engagement and dialogue.

Tony Lutz, ITS, earned third place for his “Reflections” photograph in the Amateur Photography category at the 36th annual E.H. Stumme Denver (Iowa) Public Library Art Show on Nov. 17.

 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
The men's basketball team's narrow victory over Governors State was featured in the Southtown Daily.

The upcoming
faculty art exhibit was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The late Cindy Carlson, who served as the president's administrative assistant for 17 years, donated her clothes to upperclass students through Cindy's Closet. The event was covered by KCRG and KWWL.

The wrestling team beat Simpson 41-4, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Jesse Kielman ’17 won a last-minute write-in campaign to become a member of the Bremer County Water and Soil Conservation District Commission, as reported by KCRG.

IMPower, an empowerment program for young girls created by Jenna Haglund, visiting assistant professor of social work, was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

 
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